Instrument Details

1992 Santa Cruz VA, The Tree Mahogany/Sitka Spruce
$12,870 $12,495
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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
Santa Cruz
Product Year
1992
Model
VA
Serial #
746
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5205
Condition
Great playing shape. Some light play wear, some B/e fret wear. Two cracks at waist, cleated and stabilized by our very own repair staff. Hardshell case has one mismatched color latch.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Mahogany - The Tree
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Kluson
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.73 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.8 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
3 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

Santa Cruz Guitar Company has been consistently producing Dreadnoughts for decades which have set the bar pretty high for all competition, and this 1992 VA (Vintage Artist) with "The Tree" Mahogany and a 100-year-old Sitka Spruce top, is here to make sure that bar is raised even higher. Excellently balanced, this Vintage Artist has lots to offer for both the flatpicker and the fingerstylist. Are you the former, craving a Dreadnought with rich, explosive projection, or the latter, needing a clean, energetic response and string-to-string precision?


Regardless of your needs, this Vintage Artist can more than handle them! You'll rip through flatpicked Bluegrass tunes like they were butter for starters, then you can showcase this Santa Cruz's delicate side with a fingerpicked Doc Watson tune--all the time enjoying the rich voice and silky playability. This is number two of just 10 VAs that Santa Cruz made with The Tree Mahogany, so odds are you won't see another beauty like this one for some time.


Here's an additional demo with our own Al Pettewayhttps://youtu.be/h2dMniuR5W4

Here’s a wonderful Vintage Artist from Santa Cruz that has all the mojo you would expect from a gracefully aged instrument. The Sitka top is wide open and The Tree Mahogany upon which it sits adds a wonderful push and energy to the guitar. Awesome guitar for flatpicking or even fingerstyle.
 
This is a beautiful instrument and has great balance for a dreadnought. The bass is controlled yet present, and the trebles are not too thin. I assume that has a lot to do with the 100-year-old Spruce used for the top.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.73 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAHOGANY - THE TREE

Santa Cruz Guitar Company has been consistently producing Dreadnoughts for decades which have set the bar pretty high for all competition, and this 1992 VA (Vintage Artist) with "The Tree" Mahogany and a 100-year-old Sitka Spruce top, is here to make sure that bar is raised even higher. Excellently balanced, this Vintage Artist has lots to offer for both the flatpicker and the fingerstylist.
 

Here’s a wonderful Vintage Artist from Santa Cruz that has all the mojo you would expect from a gracefully aged instrument. The Sitka top is wide open and The Tree Mahogany upon which it sits adds a wonderful push and energy to the guitar.
 
This is a beautiful instrument and has great balance for a dreadnought. The bass is controlled yet present, and the trebles are not too thin.
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